Monday, January 30, 2012

South Loop Designer To Compete on NBC's "Fashion Star"

Barabara Bates, owner of Bates Design (a fashion boutique at 2031 S. Indiana) is throwing her hat into the ring for NBC's "Fashion Star" show according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
South Loop fashion designer Barbara Bates has thrown her stylish hat in the ring for a competition starting this March on NBC.

She’ll be one of 14 designers squaring off on “Fashion Star,” debuting March 13 with host Elle Macpherson.

Bates’ current clientele includes Linda Johnson Rice and gospel star CeCe Winans, but in 1987 former NBA forward Sam Perkins was her first big client.

He introduced Bates to his North Carolina teammate Michael Jordan at a party hosted by former Cub Gary Matthews. Jordan also became a client.
Good luck to Barbara - represent the Sloop!

(Hat tip: SV!)
(Image from Chicago Sun Times)


Anonymous said...


who cares?

MarkChicago said...

hmmm, very SouthLoopConnection-esque.

Anonymous said...

i think its always glad to hear stories about people/business in the South Loop. not everything needs to be about where the next papa johns is coming in....a cool feature would be to actually have a regular/monthly post about actual people in the south loop. from business owners to physicians to inspiring artists to teachers to plumber joe etc.....i like to know my neighbors.

thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

4:12, if you don't care, keep it to yourself. No one forced you to read this blog post. It is disheartening to see such negativity posted. We should be congratulating our neighbors.

Good luck!

Steven said...

I agree, this is a non story.

Anonymous said...

I think it's interesting and exciting. I wish her the best of luck.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Ms. Bates. Good luck!!!